Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Inc.
Services and programs that prepare low-income families with preschool children (ages 3 - 5) for their transition to public school kindergarten and to support child development, parenting skills and self-sufficiency
Head Start helps families with young children prepare to succeed in life and school. Programs promote children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being. The program helps with early learning, health, nutrition and social services while being responsive to ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
Services may vary in each local community.
Services may include:
- Center based classroom or Family Child Care experiences for children and their families
- Home-based services provided to individual families
- Socialization experiences
- Leadership, advocacy, and training supports for families
- Coordination with public schools and Early Childhood Special Education
The goal is to deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners as their child's primary teacher.
Local Head Start services are delivered by public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies supported by local, state, and federal funding.
Also provides home-based services, as well as center-based classrooms (open eight hours) in Chisago City, Cloquet and Mora. Combination classes (open three hours in multi-day classes) are offered in six different school districts: Hill City, Rush City, North Branch, Pine City, Isanti, Princeton.
A Child Care Partnerships program and Family Child Care homes operate in Barnum, Pine City, Milaca, Sturgeon Lake and Princeton.
Also provides service for homeless families in shelters in Isanti County.
- Community Action Partnership
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines are used to determine income eligibility for participation in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
- Children age 3 - 5 who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines
- Children in families who are experiencing homelessness
- Families receiving public assistance such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Foster children are eligible regardless of their foster family's income
Local programs may determine additional selection criteria to be responsive to community needs.
No cost to participating families
1700 Maple Ave E, Mora, MN, 55051
Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties
- Primary Contact for this program: 320-679-1800
- Toll Free: 800-832-6082
6:00am - 6:30pm, Monday - Friday
- Ogilvie Public Schools 333 School Dr, Ogilvie, MN, 56358
- Pine City Elementary School 700 6th Ave SW, Pine City, MN, 55063
- Pine City Special Start 900 4th St SE, Pine City, MN, 55063
- Milaca Head Start Call for location
- Mille Lacs Head Start 305 3rd Ave SW, Milaca, MN, 56353
- Cambridge Intermediate School 428 2nd Ave NW, Cambridge, MN, 55008
- Princeton Public Schools 706 1st St, Princeton, MN, 55371
- East Central Schools 61085 State Highway 23, Finlayson, MN, 55735
- Phoenix Academy 38705 Grand Ave, North Branch, MN, 55056
- Chisago Public Schools 38460 Lincoln Trl, North Branch, MN, 55056
- Lakes & Pines Head Start - Chisago 28005 Old Towne Rd, Chisago City, MN, 55013
- Carlton Head Start 700 5th St, Moose Lake, MN, 55767
- Aitkin Head Start 104 2nd St NW, Aitkin, MN, 56431
- Little B's Child Care Center 3690 County Road 13, Barnum, MN, 55707
- Lakes And Pines Head Start Cloquet 1418 Doddridge Ave, Cloquet, MN, 55720
- Hill City School 500 Ione Ave, Hill City, MN, 55748
Other Services at this Location
- Community Action Agency Provides programs and services that help individuals and families with low incomes.
- Emergency Housing Case Management Case management to establish a plan that will prevent a housing crisis from happening in the future.
- Emergency Shelter Provides a temporary place to stay for people that do not have housing
- Energy Assistance Program Helps renters and homeowners pay their home heating bills and may also assist homeowners to fix or replace their broken furnace
- Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) Short-term help for low-income families, youth and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless
- Home Repair Financial Assistance Loans to eligible homeowners to increase the accessibility of their house or make needed fixes
- Housing Stabilization Services (HSS) Medical Assistance benefit to help people with disabilities and seniors find and keep housing
- Personal Financial Counseling Help for people to gain control of their finances
- Transitional Housing Time-limited housing and support services for individuals and/or families
- Weatherization Assistance Program Helps low-income homeowners and renters to reduce energy costs